Education

Newcastle schools revisit traffic concerns

Twice each day, about 300 cars drive back and forth along downtown Newcastle’s narrow Valley View Drive as parents drop off and pick up kids at the elementary and charter sch ...

PARC scholarship essay contest awards increased to $2500

Protect American River Canyons (PARC) is sponsoring a high school senior scholarship essay contest with five awards of $500 awards each for a total of $2500 in 2016. Students may ...

Battle Bots: tech teacher's teacher brings Google Innovation to region

Foresthill High School technology teacher Don Isbell already has trouble convincing his students to take a break from learning when the lunch bell rings. The students would rather ...

Vaccine delay falls flat with Placer Union High School District

Many Auburn students will still have to be fully vaccinated by the time school starts this fall. A resolution by the high school district that would have asked the state to delay t ...

Immunizations, salaries, bond measure on agenda for Placer Union High School District

A state law that requires all students to be fully immunized as of the 2016-17 school year could receive some push back from Auburn high school officials. At its meeting tonight, ...

Colfax High School principal recovering after serious snowboarding accident

Colfax High School principal Paul Lundberg is recovering at home after a serious snowboarding accident on Feb. 1. Lundberg, 48, broke his back in four places and dislocated severa ...

Interesting people: Eight-week course features range of interesting local speakers

We have some of the most interesting people in our wonderful little city. There is something truly special about the Auburn area and its residents. And everyone has a story to t ...

E.V Cain's afterschool SeaPerch program helps students hone science, engineering skills

The school day had ended on Tuesday at E.V. Cain STEM Charter School, but 15 students – sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders – stayed behind in Toni Amarel’s math ...

Bowman DC Club’s Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction will be Jan. 9

Bowman DC Club’s Annual Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at Bowman School, 13777 Bowman Road in Auburn. Tickets are $5. Proceeds to ...

Auburn Union School District hires new superintendent from Placerville

A veteran educator who now heads a Placerville-area district has been chosen as the new Auburn Union School District superintendent. Auburn district trustees voted unanimously lat ...

Suicide prevention a year-long mission

In his role as Director of Interagency Facilitation at Placer County Office of Education, Mike Lombardo oversees seven mental health and wellness programs that help teachers, schoo ...

Airsoft gun leads to student's arrest

A 14-year-old student at Placer High School was arrested after bringing an Airsoft handgun to school on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Auburn Police Department. Th ...

Bistro turns to city; County gears for Walmart; report from AUSD

Meddlers is an open-forum meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce that meets at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Auburn City Hall, 1225 Lincoln Way. Auburn Journal reporter Tric ...

‘Indoor recess’ for students as Butte Fire smoke moves in

Winds from the Butte Fire blew a new round of smoke into Placer County on Monday, causing schools to cancel outdoor activities as air quality stayed unhealthy. Smoke was particula ...

Common Core: Placer County students rank above state average

Public school students across the U.S. participated in the first round of Common Core testing last spring, and now the results are trickling in. The tests measured student achievem ...